Kashmir

4 militants, 7 OGWs held in separate raids in Baramulla: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested four militants and seven OGWs in separate raids of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A senior police officer told GNS that the militants and the OGWs were arrested during separate raids by the joint team of SOG Baramulla, 46RR, 53BN CRPF and 52RR of army at Drangbal, Old Town Baramulla, and Sopore.

“During the investigations, it has been revealed that the militants were found involved in the attack on the three youths at Khanpora Baramulla resulted into the killing of the trio on the spot on April 30,” the officer said.

He identified the militants as Nasir Ahmad Mochi, Bilal Ahmad Najar, Aijaz Ahmad Gojri and Nadeem Kalia @ Ustad.

The officer identified the six out of seven OGWs Owais Rashid Bhat, Ozair Ahmad Bhat, Ameen Bhat, Muzamil Bashir, Sharif Bashir Bhat and Nayeem Abdulla.

“A pistol was recovered from the possession of the arrested militants while as an alto car Alto car (JK01J-0010) was seized,” the officer said.

On April 30, bullet-riddled bodies of Asghar Khan, Asif and Haseeb Khan of old Town Baramulla were recovered. Police later blamed LeT militant outfit for killing the trio.

On May 4, a Joint team of baramulla police and 46RR of army had busted a militant hideout and recovered the arms and ammunition which include two AK-47 rifles, Utensils and Blanket at Drangbal in outskirts of Baramulla.

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